At the beginning of the year, a rich Chinese patron organized a contest between three French photographers: Patric Chapuis, Jean-Claude Francolon, Raphael Lagarde and twenty Chinese photographers. The theme: photograph the city of Nanjing. Jean-Claude Francolon won the 2nd prize, he gave us his photos and his text. Everyone had to shoot a particular neighborhood. We had the pleasure of finishing 2nd. These photos are currently on display at the city’s Fine Arts university. Nanjing, the ancient capital of imperial China, surrounded by an 11-kilometer-long, 50-meter high wall built in 525 to repel a possible Japanese invasion, is located 350...
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